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Astronomers saw a black hole wake up after 26 years and do something extremely violent

Such events are very rare, but astronomers managed to record incredible footage of the aftermath this summer.<p>The black hole is part of star system called V404 Cygni. The black hole is about 12 times more massive than the sun and is nearly 46 quadrillion miles away from Earth. Over at least the last …

Black Holes

Oddly Gigantic Supermassive Black Hole Puzzles Scientists

The supermassive black hole at the heart of a recently discovered galaxy is much larger than it should be, and astronomers don't know why.<p>The galaxy, …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

HTTP 2.0 wins approval: Road to better encryption?

A revision to the HTTP standard that governs the way Web pages load has been approved. Faster pages are nice, but in practice encryption is likely to …

Information Security

Terrorist encryption tools nothing more than 'security cape' and gov't red flag

Terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda have something in common -- they are using encryption tools which are not worthy of the name.<p>CANCUN, …

Five free OS X data encryption utilities | ZDNet

Introduction<p>Running OS X and want to keep your data safe from prying eyes? Whether you're using your system for work or play, keeping your data …